IT professionals are concerned about the threat of ransomware such as CryptoLocker, according to a survey by IT security company KnowBe4.

The June 2014 survey of more than 300 IT professionals compared the levels of concern about ransomware to a similar survey by IT security company Webroot in January. The study showed growing apprehension about ransomware. Nearly half of the IT professionals surveyed know someone who has experienced a ransomware attack. More than 88 percent expect ransomware to increase for the remainder of the year, compared to 66 percent in January.

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